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April 29, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS — Bob Kravitz was so close to history at the old Richfield Coliseum on May 7, 1989, that he almost could have reached out and touched it. Three decades later, what his mind conjures as much as the sight of Michael Jordan rising over Craig Ehlo is the sound that followed The Shot.
April 29, 2018
For years after Michael Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls for the second time, fans and media spent much of their time attempting to find Jordan's successor. The player who probably came closest to taking on that mantle was now-retired Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Bryant will likely be aÃâÃÂ ...
April 27, 2018
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Michael Jordan's dad, James Jordan, who was fatally shot while napping on the shoulder of US Highway 74 in North Carolina. The July 23, 1993 murder shocked Chicago and the nation. “Pops,” as Michael Jordan would refer to him, was not just any dad.
April 24, 2018
It has been 15 years since Michael Jordan last graced an NBA court in uniform. The widely considered greatest of all-time is best known for his dominant years with the Chicago Bulls, but Jordan ended his career with two somewhat underwhelming seasons with the Washington Wizards. On April 16, 2003,ÃâÃÂ ...
April 22, 2018
When the 1972 Los Angeles Lakers went 69-13 (a .841 winning percentage), it appeared to be one of the several NBA records that might be insurmountable, and for a while it was. But 24 years later, on April 21, 1996, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls surpassed it, beating the Washington Bullets toÃâÃÂ ...
Pippen Ain't Easy
April 21, 2018
On this day in 1986, the Chicago Bulls took on the Boston Celtics in the playoffs and Michael Jordan set a record that still stands today. It's only fitting that on a night where the Boston Celtics are playing in a playoff game and the Chicago Bulls are at home watching, that we reminisce about one of the bestÃâÃÂ ...
April 20, 2018
Donovan Mitchell is the breakout rookie star for the Utah Jazz that nobody saw coming. The No. 13 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft wasn't ever in consideration as a top pick, and now, two games into his first playoff run, he broke Michael Jordan's record for most points by a guard in his first two careerÃâÃÂ ...
April 20, 2018
Jordan Brand has just unveiled official photos of its upcoming Air Jordan 32 Low "Last Shot" sneakers. The name recalls one of the most iconic moments in NBA history and Michael Jordan's illustrious career: his "last shot" during the 1998 NBA Finals that led the Chicago Bulls to their defeat of the UtahÃâÃÂ ...
April 19, 2018
Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird could have sworn the individual who dropped a historic 63 points in a playoff game was actually God dolled up as Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan. But quite frankly, if God was going to lace up a pair of sneakers, play a double-overtime contest and break Elgin Baylor's 24-year-oldÃâÃÂ ...
April 16, 2018
It became one of the most iconic plays in NBA history, but in the moment, on March 12, 1997, Allen Iverson was unaware of what he had done when he crossed up Michael Jordan. Iverson was a rookie, and the Philadelphia 76ers were 16-45. The Chicago Bulls, the defending NBA champions, were 54-8.
Fadeaway World (blog)
March 24, 2018
Michael Jordan became basketball's ultimate legend pretty much out of the way, and his legacy is something that may never be achieved by any other athlete of any other discipline through history. MJ took the league for assault and became almost unanimously the greatest basketball player in the history ofÃâÃÂ ...
March 23, 2018
As Tinker Hatfield remembers it, had his initial presentation of the Air Jordan 3 to Michael Jordan gone awry back in 1987, Nike and Jordan Brand might not exist as we know them today. "Michael really did want to leave us at the time," said the legendary Nike designer, who is credited with creating some of the most iconicÃâÃÂ ...
March 23, 2018
For Stephen Jackson, this is an important part of the equation, especially when dealing with a trio of players: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan. In Jackson's eyes, they're all players who are in the discussion for being the greatest player of all time, and he's not wrong. But ultimately, there'sÃâÃÂ ...
March 23, 2018
Michael Jordan seems to find his way into intellectual property matters – and the Ninth Circuit's recent decision in Rentmeester v. Nike, Inc., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 4817 (9th Cir. 2018) adds one more to his list even though he was not a party. The case is interesting, however, not just because it involvedÃâÃÂ ...
March 22, 2018
There are few bigger compliments you can pay someone than calling them the “Michael Jordan of…” whatever it is they do. As the Wall Street Journal noted in 2015, there have been Michael Jordans of jousting, Michael Jordans of yodeling, Michael Jordan's of bagpiping. Jay-Z once called himself theÃâÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
What If: Michael Jordan And Hakeem Olajuwon. What if the Houston Rockets were somehow able to draft both Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon in the 1984 draft?
February 27, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO -- An iconic Nike logo of a leaping Michael Jordan that the company has used to market billions of dollars of merchandise didn't violate the copyright of an earlier photograph of the basketball star, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The logo was based on a photograph taken byÃâÃÂ ...
The Ringer (blog)
February 21, 2018
Michael Jordan or LeBron James? It is one of the essential questions in the modern era of sports fandom, encompassing facts and biases, statistics and anecdotal evidence, and the ever-shifting barometer of cultural relevance. It turns friends into foes, barbershops into the site of parliamentary debates, andÃâÃÂ ...
February 17, 2018
The GOAT, Michael Jordan, turns 55 on Saturday. And in honor of No. 23, here are 23 things you might not know about His Airness: 1. Since he's now 55, it's only fitting to start by remembering the Double Nickel. It's common knowledge that Jordan's 55-point game at Madison Square Garden in 1995 cameÃâÃÂ ...
February 15, 2018
One could question whether Shaquille O'Neal's Magic and Lakers were talented enough to be considered super teams. The Hall of Famer joined ESPN's First Take and discussed NBA superstars joining championship caliber teams in pursuit of a ring and he joked about doing that in his own playing days.
December 31, 1999
Michael Jordan played his final game against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 16, 2003, wrapping up a legendary career. He scored 15 points with 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. Ezra Shaw/Getty. 2/. Today, Jordan is the owner of the Charlotte Hornets. He's widely considered the greatest player of all-time, with six championshipÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
February 1, 2004 - Founds Michael Jordan Motorsports, a motorcycle racing team. December 13, 2007 - An Illinois appellate court rules in favor of Jordan in a dispute with a former lover who alleges he promised her $5 million to keep quiet about their affair. January 24, 2009 - Named the new "Chief WishÃâÃÂ ...
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